After an extended wind-up in which he cited an extensive list of nationwide polls and polls from other states that continue to show him winning by wide margins, he said, “Let me give you the bad news.” Then he acknowledged the results of two Iowa polls this week that showed him falling behind retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
“The biggest headline yesterday, he said: ‘Trump Falls to 2nd Place in Iowa Behind Ben Carson. We Informed Carson But He Was Sleeping.'”
“Ben Carson is leading Iowa supposedly. Ben Carson is super low energy. We need tremendous energy,” Trump continued, recycling an attack he’s used repeatedly on Jeb Bush…
“I don’t believe those polls, by the way, because both of those pollsters don’t like me,” he said.